The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 57 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing HP 110 90 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.91% 3.06% 2.67%
As % of the Vendors category 6.37% 7.04% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 20
Average daily rate
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£370 £294 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% +27.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £139 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.44% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Average hourly rate £18.84 £23.00 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.07% +49.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.91 £10.65 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.84 £33.10 £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +5.00%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1728 1278 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.79% 43.51% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 583 492
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £168 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 101 94
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 44 £395 -12.22% 9
Cheshire +3 30 £364 +4.74% 5
Merseyside -1 20 £370 +184.54% 1
Lancashire -14 12 £331 +20.24% 2
Cumbria - 2 £500 - 1
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 74 (35.75%) Windows
2 61 (29.47%) ITIL
3 58 (28.02%) Microsoft
4 35 (16.91%) Cisco
5 34 (16.43%) SLA
5 34 (16.43%) Service Management
5 34 (16.43%) VMware
6 32 (15.46%) Migration
6 32 (15.46%) HP Quality Center
7 31 (14.98%) Oracle
7 31 (14.98%) Linux
7 31 (14.98%) MS Excel
8 30 (14.49%) HPUX
8 30 (14.49%) MS Office
8 30 (14.49%) SAN
8 30 (14.49%) Security Cleared
9 29 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (12.56%) Finance
11 25 (12.08%) MCP
11 25 (12.08%) UNIX
12 23 (11.11%) SQL
12 23 (11.11%) OpenView
12 23 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (10.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 22 (10.63%) Citrix
13 22 (10.63%) Lotus
13 22 (10.63%) IBM Notes
14 21 (10.14%) IBM
14 21 (10.14%) SC Cleared
15 20 (9.66%) Dell

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (10.63%) IBM Notes
2 10 (4.83%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.90%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.90%) Apache
3 6 (2.90%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.42%) Exstream Dialogue
5 4 (1.93%) Documentum
5 4 (1.93%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.93%) IIS
6 3 (1.45%) Site Server
6 3 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.97%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.97%) SAS
7 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.97%) JBoss
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 31 (14.98%) MS Excel
2 30 (14.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.86%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.42%) Exstream
3 4 (1.93%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.97%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.49%) SAN
2 16 (7.73%) LAN
3 14 (6.76%) Firewall
4 13 (6.28%) WAN
4 13 (6.28%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.80%) DNS
5 12 (5.80%) DHCP
6 8 (3.86%) VLAN
7 6 (2.90%) NAS
7 6 (2.90%) DMZ
8 5 (2.42%) Internet
8 5 (2.42%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.93%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (1.93%) FTP
10 3 (1.45%) HTTP
10 3 (1.45%) Wireless
10 3 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.45%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.97%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 13 (6.28%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.80%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.42%) SQLPlus
7 4 (1.93%) BODI
7 4 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.93%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (1.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.45%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.97%) MS Access
9 2 (0.97%) Informix
10 1 (0.48%) MySQL
10 1 (0.48%) DB2
10 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (2.90%) JIRA
2 5 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.45%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.45%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.97%) Selenium
5 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.97%) Mockito
5 2 (0.97%) Introscope
5 2 (0.97%) Toad
5 2 (0.97%) JUnit
5 2 (0.97%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.48%) StarTeam
General
1 26 (12.56%) Finance
2 8 (3.86%) Banking
3 7 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.38%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.93%) Billing
5 2 (0.97%) Retail
5 2 (0.97%) General Ledger
5 2 (0.97%) Automotive
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Publishing
6 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (26.09%) Analyst
2 31 (14.98%) Consultant
3 23 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 23 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 14 (6.76%) Architect
5 10 (4.83%) Developer
6 9 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 9 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 9 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 8 (3.86%) Network Specialist
7 8 (3.86%) Test Engineer
8 7 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.38%) Support Analyst
9 6 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (2.90%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.42%) Administrator
10 5 (2.42%) Data Architect
10 5 (2.42%) Network Engineer
10 5 (2.42%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.38%) Web Services
2 6 (2.90%) XML
3 5 (2.42%) HTML
3 5 (2.42%) CSS
4 4 (1.93%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (1.93%) Middleware
5 3 (1.45%) Catalyst
5 3 (1.45%) SOAP
5 3 (1.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (1.45%) YUI
6 2 (0.97%) JSON
6 2 (0.97%) Spring
6 2 (0.97%) RESTful
6 2 (0.97%) JAX-RS
6 2 (0.97%) PowerMock
6 2 (0.97%) WSDL
6 2 (0.97%) JAX-RPC
6 2 (0.97%) XSL
6 2 (0.97%) JDBC
6 2 (0.97%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.76%) CMDB
3 10 (4.83%) Clustering
4 6 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.90%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.42%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.42%) Replication
5 5 (2.42%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.93%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.93%) Open Source
6 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.93%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.93%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.45%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.97%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.97%) HP Superdome
8 2 (0.97%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.97%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.97%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 74 (35.75%) Windows
2 31 (14.98%) Linux
3 30 (14.49%) HPUX
4 29 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (12.08%) UNIX
6 16 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (6.28%) Solaris
8 13 (6.28%) AIX
9 11 (5.31%) Windows 7
10 8 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.38%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.90%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.90%) Windows 2000
13 5 (2.42%) VMS
14 3 (1.45%) SUSE
14 3 (1.45%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.97%) Android
16 1 (0.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (29.47%) ITIL
2 34 (16.43%) Service Management
3 32 (15.46%) Migration
4 14 (6.76%) Test Scripting
4 14 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (5.80%) Change Management
5 12 (5.80%) Configuration Management
6 11 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (4.35%) Time Management
7 9 (4.35%) Test Management
7 9 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (3.86%) Integration Testing
8 8 (3.86%) Network Management
8 8 (3.86%) Project Management
9 7 (3.38%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.90%) Performance Testing
10 6 (2.90%) Software Testing
10 6 (2.90%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.11%) SQL
2 13 (6.28%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.31%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.86%) Java
5 7 (3.38%) Perl
6 6 (2.90%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.42%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.93%) C#
8 4 (1.93%) ABAP
9 3 (1.45%) VBA
9 3 (1.45%) Python
10 2 (0.97%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (0.97%) VB
10 2 (0.97%) PHP
11 1 (0.48%) COBOL
11 1 (0.48%) C
11 1 (0.48%) Jython
Qualifications
1 30 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.08%) MCP
3 21 (10.14%) SC Cleared
4 15 (7.25%) ISTQB
5 14 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (6.28%) ISEB
7 12 (5.80%) CCNA
8 11 (5.31%) CCNP
9 8 (3.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.86%) CCIE
10 7 (3.38%) MCSE
11 4 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.45%) PMP
12 3 (1.45%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.45%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.97%) Degree
13 2 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.43%) SLA
2 6 (2.90%) QA
3 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.48%) BS25999
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (9.18%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.90%) DFS Replication
4 6 (2.90%) XenApp
4 6 (2.90%) Firmware
5 5 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.42%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.42%) vSphere
6 4 (1.93%) XenServer
6 4 (1.93%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.45%) NFS
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (15.46%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (11.11%) OpenView
3 22 (10.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (6.76%) SCCM
5 8 (3.86%) HP NNM
6 6 (2.90%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.93%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.93%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.45%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.45%) Puppet
9 2 (0.97%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.97%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.97%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.97%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.97%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.48%) OVSD
10 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (28.02%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.91%) Cisco
3 34 (16.43%) VMware
4 31 (14.98%) Oracle
5 22 (10.63%) Citrix
5 22 (10.63%) Lotus
6 21 (10.14%) IBM
7 20 (9.66%) Dell
8 16 (7.73%) Veritas
9 10 (4.83%) SAP
9 10 (4.83%) Sun
9 10 (4.83%) EMC
10 9 (4.35%) Opsware
11 8 (3.86%) NetScout
12 7 (3.38%) Juniper
12 7 (3.38%) Remedy
12 7 (3.38%) Symantec
13 6 (2.90%) Brocade
13 6 (2.90%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.90%) F5
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